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Synopsis: By focusing on the "document" in history, the author explores what this simple concept reveals about the people who use it every day, tracing its evolution from the handwritten correspondance of the nineteenth century to the digital documentation of the modern era. Reprint.
Review: What's up, doc? Information scientist David M. Levy wants us to look at the documents that fill our lives, and his book Scrolling Forward is a thoughtful reflection on their near-omnipresence. Levy has the perfect résumé for this job--after getting his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1981, he took off for England to pursue the study of calligraphy and bookbinding. His love of books shows in his writing, which is rich with references and anecdotes from Walt Whitman to Woody Allen.
Drawing on examples as disparate as grocery store receipts, greeting cards, identity papers, and (of course) e-mail, Levy finds the common threads binding them together and explores how and why we use them in daily life. He looks at digitization closely, considering how speed, ease of editing, and potentially perfect copying changes our traditional considerations of documentation. Though he insists that he's looking at the present, not speculating about the future, it's hard to see how to avoid looking ahead after reading Scrolling Forward. --Rob Lightner
Title: Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents...
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: very good
Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0007990688
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Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2001. Condition: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2586746
Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2001. Condition: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP86559466
Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2001. Condition: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93263538
Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2001. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP3332967
Book Description Arcade Publishing 2003-11-07, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Seller Inventory # 9781559706483-21
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005447665
Book Description Arcade Publishing. Condition: Good. . Writing inside. Seller Inventory # SB17F-01217